Apr 28, 2012
This morning was spent doing those things necessary for everyday life; haircuts for both of us, an oil change for the truck, a trip to the food store and the post office. After lunch we headed to the "Route 66 Historic District" here in Amarillo for some strolling through what was advertised as quaint antique stores, craft shops and restaurants with unique dining experiences. Driving through the area we were very disappointed with what we saw or didn't see, we didn’t even stop. Our next point of interest was the “Cadillac Ranch”, this was not a ranch that caters to the needs of gentlemen, but is a whimsical idea of a local businessman who buried 10 Cadillacs nose down in a farm field all in a straight line and at the same angle. The public has complete access to the cars, and they have spray painted all 10 with all sorts of writing, pictures and geometric shapes; and unfortunately there are many empty spray cans littering the area. This was truly a unique place. After a short swim in the indoor pool we headed off to dinner at “The Big Texan Steak Ranch”. This was truly a restaurant with a character all of its own, featuring what else but steaks; and their signature dish is a 72 oz. steak dinner, and if you can finish it you get it for free. A downside to ordering the meal is that you must sit at a table elevated above the rest of the restaurant floor so that management as well as all of the customers can watch you eat the meal. We both ordered steaks of course, of average size, and enjoyed our meals immensely.